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Google TV Won’t Appear in CES 2011 [REPORT]

Written on December 23, 2010 by B Waldorf

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“We will not be announcing a Toshiba TV or Blu-ray player or demonstrating the products at C.E.S. We have an understanding with Google about the future product roadmap and will bring the right product out at the right timeframe.” ---Jeff Barney, vice president of Toshiba’s digital products division.

People will not get the chance to have the first look on the new next month on . Unfortunately, asked for a few more time before from its partners–, and . The will take place this January in Las Vegas. According to New York Times, Google needs to tweak the software a little bit to make it perfect for launch.

As of the moment, only and are the ones who are actually selling the Internet TVs. and Vizio are supposed to reveal their Google TV devices at 2011 opted to go with simultaneous launches with Toshiba, Sharp and LG’s sets.

“We will not be announcing a Toshiba TV or Blu-ray player or demonstrating the products at C.E.S.,” said Jeff Barney, the vice president of Toshiba’s digital products division. “We have an understanding with Google about the future product roadmap and will bring the right product out at the right timeframe.”

Google is having a little problem with Google TV. As it appears, the company is confronting several technical challenges that kept Web TV from becoming mainstream.

“Google as a company is not a particularly partner-friendly or partner-focused company,” said James L. McQuivey, an analyst at Forrester, who added that because of the delay, it might take another year before Google TV has a chance to catch fire.

Gina Weakley, a Google spokeswoman, declined to discuss “rumors and speculation” about unannounced products.

“Our long-term goal is to collaborate with a broad community of consumer electronics manufacturers to help drive the next-generation TV-watching experience, and we look forward to working with other partners to bring more devices to market in the coming years,” Ms. Weakley said.

After this announced delay, many are hoping Google TV will come out well-crafted. What can you say about the plague that hinders the launch of Google TV in CES? Hit the comment box below.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NIOYCXQXWK6Z6YEPFJEHEG6IMY Jesus Lopez

    I finally got my Logitech Revue from my job at DISH Network, and all I can say now is that I don’t ever want to go back to TV without Google! I love the integration feature for the DISH equipment, I can search the internet and also get results from my DVR recordings and the DISH guide. I recommend this for everyone, check it out at dish.com/googletv!

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